About us

Volunteers

The contribution of volunteers at Royal Rehab is priceless.

 

Throughout our facility and in our clients’ homes across Sydney, our volunteers generously give their time and share their talents.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience which makes a difference to people’s lives and impacts the person who they support. Every moment has the potential to benefit the quality of life and health outcomes of people who are living with a life changing illness or injury.

Just some of the ways you can volunteer

  • Provide company and conversation
  • Help with rehabilitation practice, improving communication or mobility
  • Provide pastoral care or chaplaincy
  • Give practical help during meal times
  • Provide travel assistance
  • Assist with our events
  • Supervise our support dog whilst she provides companionship to dog-loving clients
  • Assist with administrative support
Volunteer companion dog supervisor with Freya & client.

What we ask of volunteers

Apart from your enthusiasm, compassion and discretion, we ask for a regular time commitment. Weekly, fortnightly or monthly is fine, but consistency is essential. Different volunteer roles have varying minimum time commitments, starting at one hour per week.

“I get more from volunteering than I give. I have learnt so much from Jamie particularly the value of patience. He never gives up, even when things get difficult. I forget my own disabilities when I am with him.” – Edwin Ikwu, volunteer.

 

How to become a volunteer

If you would like to know more, phone our Volunteer Services Manager on (02) 9808 9638 or email.

To apply please complete our application form.

Volunteer FAQs

Sharing your time, energy and compassion makes a real difference to people who have experienced a life-changing event. Your volunteer support extends our capacity to do more for more people. Volunteering with Royal Rehab makes you part of our community and can give you new skills.

It can also have positive effects for obtaining paid work. Apart from giving you relevant skills for related industries, many employers consider volunteer work in job candidates as a clear statement of their community commitment and willing to do more than the minimum.

We welcome everyone who wants to make a difference, regardless of education, background or skills. Volunteer roles require police and working with children checks. The working with children check is to be coordinated by the individual applying to volunteer. We are happy to assist with these applications if required.

Short-term vacancies are rare and usually for events only.

The first step is to submit the Volunteer Application Form. We’ll arrange an interview on the phone, or in person for some roles, to get to know one another and talk through the volunteer roles and what’s expected.

We ask all volunteers to have a police check, reference and working with children check so we can meet our legal obligations regarding child protection, privacy and confidentiality. Royal Rehab will coordinate the police check and cover the associated costs. The working with children check is to be coordinated by the individual applying to volunteer. We are happy to assist with these applications if required.

The level of training and specialist skills required in a volunteer role depend on the specific tasks we agree to. You’ll be supported by the manager and volunteer coordinators, as well as other staff. You’re able to contact them should you need help.

We provide Certificates of Appreciation to our volunteers which document your contribution.

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